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3.Pow Wow in the Club: A New Spin on First Nations Music
4.Playing Against Type: The Typewriter Orchestra
5.Dumbfoundead’s Not Waiting for the Mic
6.How Yung Raja Is Bringing Tamil to the Rap Scene
7.Battle Rap’s First LGBTQ League
8.How One Guy Scored ‘Rick and Morty,’ TV’s Weirdest Cartoon
9.How Conflict Inspires Noga Erez's Chaotic Sound
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11.Hip-Hop Dancing at Age 60
12.Using Art to Pay Tribute to an Ancient Civilization
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14.The Inspiration Behind David Bowie and Lady Gaga’s Fashion
15.Gay and Gangster: Deadlee Raps to His Own Rhythm
16.Teen Born Without Jaw Finds His Voice
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18.Unlikely Emcees: The Muslim Hip-Hop Artists Bridging Worlds
19.The Reinvention Of Drezus
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21.Zulu P Represent!
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What do Skrillex, David Bowie, Salt-N-Pepa and basically every drum and bass track have in common? They've all used the Amen break, a four-bar drum solo that has become the most sampled loop in music history. Recorded in 1969, the six second sample originates from the song “Amen, Brother” by The Winstons, a funk and soul group from Washington, D.C. For many years, the solo was buried deep in musical archives—that is until hip-hop pioneer Lou Flores, aka “Breakbeat Lou,” featured it on his compilation, “The Ultimate Breaks and Beats.” Once producers caught wind of the solo, it took off, going on to change music forever.
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